Radio Chavura (jewish students)
Denver Jewish Students in an Amazing Race

Four of Denver's community-minded Jewish young people are guests on the first segment of this week's broadcast of Radio Chavura.  The students, each of whom attends the Denver Academy of Torah, will be participating in The 2013 Color Run to benefit Denver Yachad on Sunday, June 16th.

The students, pictured below are siblings: Estee and Aaron Brooks and Heidi and Pearl Clayman.  To view a complete list of scheduled runners, click here.

Radio Chavura staff photographer, Avital Rotbart, will also be running in support of Denver Yachad (the National Jewish Council for Disabilities), an agency of the Orthodox Union. NJCD is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community. 

To show your support for these students, click on their names below.  Even a contribution of a few dollars will be greatly appreciated.  

DONATE: Aaron Brooks, Estee Brooks, Heidi Clayman, Pearl Clayman and Avital Rotbart.


During our second broadcast segment this week, we are joined by Cheryl Fellows, head of the volunteer committee organizing this year's Boulder Jewish Festival, which will be held on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder on Sunday, June 9th.  Cheryl talks about the great entertainment and food that will be featured at this year's Festival.

Direct download: 051913_RadioChavura_KRKS_26min_Yachad_BoulderJF_2.mp3
Category:Jewish Students -- posted at: 5:50pm MDT

Radio Debut: Two Talented Colorado Jewish Teens! 

This we speak with two outstanding students from the Jewish Student ConnectionGeorgie Seserman and Ben Weil

Georgie (who, in addition to playing five instruments, is a talented singer and songwriter) is a senior at the Denver School of the Arts and plans on attending the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) next year. She aspires to a career in music education.  She uses the professional name Georgeta-Rae. 

Hear Georgie perform Outstretched Wings, an original composition.

Ben (who is a master of audio mixing and rap) is a junior at the Denver School of the Arts and is looking at attending Berklee College of Music or the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) when he graduates.  He uses the professional name Bdub$.

Hear Ben's rap mix, You and Me.

Georgie and Ben talk with us about their college and career aspirations, and explain how Judaism has influenced their lives and music. 

Rabbi Michael Sunshine, who serves as the regional director of JSC, joins Georgie and Ben on the program. Rabbi Sunshine was previously a guest on the October 21, 2012 edition, when he discussed how important Jewish Student Connection is to ensuring that our children in public schools maintain a solid relationship with their religious and cultural identity.

In making their radio performance debuts on Radio Chavura, Georgie and Ben also help us inaugurate our "We've Got Kisharon (Talent)!" Showcase.  We've Got Kisharon will regularly provide a broadcast stage to Colorado's talented Jewish young people - giving them an opportunity to share their special gifts with our growing audience of Jewish and non-Jewish listeners.

If you or a student you know has got "Kisharon," then we'd like to hear from you.  The student need not be a singer or musical artist. We're also interested in Jewish students with skills as actors and actresses, entertainers (of any variety), and even gymnasts and athletes.  

Send us an email at, and we'll consider you for a future broadcast edition of "We've Got Kisharon."

Interested in joining Jewish Student Connection (and scoring some really good Kosher bagels in the process)?  Contact Rabbi Sunshine "via smoke signal" or at

Direct download: 041413_RadioChavura_KRKS_26min_Seserman.mp3
Category:Jewish Students -- posted at: 10:36am MDT